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Shepway District

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  • Day57

    Eurotunnel

    August 14, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Man kommt mit der Fähre ⛴ oder mit dem Flugzeug ✈️ nach GB 🇬🇧. Wir haben uns dafür entschieden, mit dem Meeresmaler-Bulli in den Unterwasser-Zug 🚃 einzusteigen. Nur 35 min. Luft anhalten...🤖
    Unser Aufenthalt auf den Britischen Inseln wird, bedingt durch ein hartnäckiges Tiefdruckgebiet , wohl etwas kürzer ausfallen.
    PS:
    EU visitor to UK
    So richtig integrieren wollte sich das Vereinigte Königreich in die EU ja bisher sowieso nicht: Linksverkehr, Miles, Fahrenheit, Pints, Hunde-Entwurmungsvorschrift, gelbe Autokennzeichen, Britisches Pfund, eigenartige Steckdosen, Zeitumstellung, 2-Hand Wasserhähne, ...

    You can reach GB by ferry ⛴ or by plane ✈️ 🇬🇧. We have decided to board the underwater train 🚃 with the sea painter's van. Hold your breath for only 35 minutes...🤖
    Our stay on the British Isles will probably be a bit shorter due to a persistent low pressure area.

    PS:
    EU visitor to UK
    The United Kingdom did not really want to integrate itself into the EU anyway: left-hand traffic, Miles, Fahrenheit, Pints, dog worming regulations, yellow license plates, British pound, strange sockets, time change, 2-hand taps, ...
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  • Day1

    Unterkunft in Folkestone

    June 18, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    Ein sehr schönes Zimmer mit eigenem Bad. Die Gastgeber sind total nett. Hier bleiben wir jetzt eine Nacht.

    Und ein liebes kleines Kuscheltier ist auch dabei 🐱👍

    Folkestone selbst ist jetzt nicht ganz so schön. Aber das Viadukt ist schon beeindruckend.Read more

  • Day2

    Der morgen in Folkestone ..

    June 19, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    ..ist jetzt nicht wirklich so schön, wie wir es uns erhofft hatten. Aber egal. Gleich geht es weiter die Südküste entlang Richtung Westen. Dort soll das Wetter besser werden. Nächste Unterkunft ist in der Nähe von Portsmouth gebucht. Vielleicht erkunden wir mal die Isle of Wight.Read more

  • Day3

    Made it to England

    August 28, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Yesterday we spent a few hours at the beach 🏖.
    In the evening we decided to plan our next steps and encountered that the ferry from Hoek van Holland would take 6,5 hrs... (we are that spontaneous 😜). We thought that Torpedo wouldn’t be too happy to have his first boat trip stuck in a box for that long. So we drove down to Calais and took the ferry (2hrs) to Dover. Torpedo still didn’t like it, so I think we made the right decision. We ended up at a campground in a town called Lydd to spend the night... I can tell you... we noticed we were in England the second we got out of the car. It is freezing (and of course rainy). Tomorrow, we will try to leave my household at my new home so we have more space in the car. (In one the pictures you can see why that would be helpful).Read more

  • Day1

    So viele Falschfahrer

    May 11, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Die spinnen doch die Engländer. Pro Brexit

  • Day32

    Dungeness Dreaming

    May 28, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    The surreal and post-apocalyptic landscape of Dungeness home of the Dungeness Nuclear Power Station, Derek Jarman's house - Prospect Cottage - and a mixture of semi derelict old converted rail carriage cottages and sleek all black or ultra modern creations.

    I have always loved Dungeness and so along with my local Hastings relatives - Auntie Chris, Cousin Helga and Sister Claire - took a trip there by public transport. A bus runs from Hastings to Dymchurch (1hr45mins) from where you can catch the wonderful minature steam railway trains that run from Dymchurch to Dungeness (40 mins). The bus is a double decker so although a long journey it winds its way through some magnificent countryside and small villages on the E Sussex and Kent coasts, the views from the upper deck are great.

    Once there its like stepping out into another world; the shingle peninsula is very flat and on one side looms the Dungeness Nuclear Power Station and on the other the shingle falls off to the English Channel, the white cliffs of Dover visible across the water.

    A large part of the peninsula is a Nature Reserve and includes over 30% of all UK flora and lots of birds and other fauna, some very rare. The rest is that odd mixture of tumble down buildings, ultra modern arty creations - Holiday homes for the London rich - and abandoned fishing boats and sheds high and dry on the shingle far from the shore.

    The Dungeness Railway Station has a cafe called 'The End of the Line'... "more like The End of the World" said Peter, Helga's husband, when he came to pick us up later in the day. The drive back by car was much quicker and we were soon back in Hastings.

    All in all a wonderful day :-)
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